The Vixia HF G40, a high-end prosumer camcorder that Canon says is ideal for “advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers, and student reporters.” A successor to the G30, the G40 shares much of the same specs, such as a 20x wide-angle lens and Digic DV 4 image processor. Canon says the HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor is a new version making the HF G40 a budget option for budding moviemakers. It also has manual controls, as well as customizable buttons, a rocking zoom button, and zebra, color bars, and test tone features for more advanced users. The Canon HF G40 records 1920 x 1080p Full HD videos at up to 60p, and in either MP4 or AVCHD formats.

As we far as we know, for video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. But the problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not so friendly for editing software including Final Cut Pro, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro. Then how to import Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing without any hassle? Well, if you make the AVCHD recordings editable before taking to the Final Cut Pro X, the incompatible error won’t happen any more. Here you can get UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

This Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac is the professional tool to help users to convert Canon AVCHD to the format that you want on Mac OS X. It offers the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro and more. And there is no need to worry about the quality loss. With it, you can convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD footage to FCP X compatible files with the best quality. And if you are encountering the Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD recording editing issues on Windows PC, please get the UFUWare AVCHD Converter.

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Import Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD footage to for FCP X editing

1. Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac as the powerful Canon HF G40 to FCP X Converter on your Mac, then click the “Add Video” button to import your Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files to the converter.

Canon HF G40 to FCP X Converter

2. Click on the “Profile” option and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to the “Final Cut Pro” category. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP X. Here we recommend the “Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)”.

Convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV

Tip: If you want the files to be in a smaller size, you can follow “Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov)” option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*. mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

3. Click “Settings” button to adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Custom video and audio parameters

4. After the settings done, click “Convert” button to convert Canon HF G40 1080p AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X on Mac.

Once the Canon HF G40 AVCHD to ProRes conversion completed, click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov files, and load them to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 for further editing.